Hugo Hadrien Dominique Lloris famously known as Hugo Lloris is a French professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper and captains both Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur and the France national team. As Ligue 1’s goalkeeper of the year three times, he has received the National Union of Professional Footballers (UNFP) award. Lloris began his career at his hometown club OGC Nice, where he made his debut as a teenager in October 2005 and played throughout the team’s run to the 2006 Coupe de la Ligue Final. While he excelled at the club for three years, Lloris moved to seven-time Ligue 1 champion Olympique Lyonnais amid interest from several other clubs, most notably Milan.
He won several domestic awards in his first season with Lyon and earned nominations at the European level for his performances in the UEFA Champions League, which saw Lyon reach the semi-finals for the first time. Having joined Tottenham in 2012, he helped the team reach the Champions League final in 2019. Lloris is a French international, having represented his country at the under-18, under-19, and under-21 levels. Prior to playing at the senior level, he played for the under-19 team that won the 2005 UEFA European Under-19 Championship. During a friendly against Uruguay in November 2008, Lloris made his senior international debut.
In the qualifying playoffs, he helped France qualify for the 2010 FIFA World Cup and was hailed by the media for his performance against the Republic of Ireland. Capturing the national team for the first time in 2010, he became first-choice captain on 28 February 2012, leading France to the quarter-finals of UEFA Euro 2012 and the 2014 FIFA World Cup, runners-up at UEFA Euro 2016, and winners at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
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Lloris was born on 26 December 1986 in the Mediterranean city of Nice to a middle-class family. His mother was a lawyer, and his father is a Monte Carlo-based banker of Spanish descent. His younger brother, Gautier, played as a central defender for OGC Nice, the former club of his older brother. In his youth, Lloris excelled at tennis like his international and club teammate Yoann Gourcuff. He played tennis until the age of 13.
In his age group, he ranked high in the country’s national standings before choosing to concentrate on football. In 2004, Lloris studied at the Lycée Thierry Maulnier in Nice.
Lloris met Marine when he studied at the Lycée Thierry Maulnier in 2002. His announcement of the birth of their daughter, Anna-Rose, took place on 23 September 2010. They were married at the Église Saint-François-de-Paule in Nice in 2012. Her second daughter, Giuliana, was born in 2014, just before the World Cup in Brazil. Their son Léandro was born on 20 September 2019.
Lloris’ mother passed away while he played for Nice in 2008. Just two days after her death, he earned national respect for rejecting a bereavement leave offer from manager Frédéric Antonetti, choosing to play in a league match.
In August 2010, Lloris appeared on the cover of FIFA 11 in France, alongside international teammate Karim Benzema.
In west London, Lloris was charged with drink-driving after being stopped by police on 24 August 2018. In Westminster Magistrates’ Court, Lloris pleaded guilty and admitted he had been drinking more than twice the legal limit. Lloris was fined £50,000 and banned from driving for 20 months.
Hugo Lloris Net Worth
Hugo is regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in football and he currently plays for Tottenham Hotspur Football Club. Lloris has a net worth of about $35 million.[table id=3087 /]
The contract of Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris was recently extended through to 2022. Lloris has been playing for Tottenham Hotspur since 2012. It was estimated that this contract would cost $29.4 million.
In his contract, the player is entitled to receive £3,500 per match if he starts in the starting 11 and the team loses or draws.
Hugo Lloris has been a part of Tottenham Hotspur for many years and has thus bought a house in Hampstead, north London, which is estimated to be worth £6 million. It is interesting to note that most football players have their homes in Hampstead, which adds to the value of a property.
Hugo Lloris owns some of the best cars in the world, including an Audi A5 worth about £25,000. However, he usually travels with his Audi A5.
Endorsements from various brands bring in a lot of money for Hugo Lloris. Since 2010, he has endorsed Nike. Uhlsport Eliminator Supergrip gloves have been his favorite. Additionally, he receives a lot of money from these brands.
Several books have been written about Hugo Lloris, including one written by Ronald Cohn and Jesse Russell. Lloris also earns royalties from the sale of his books.
Hugo Lloris’ net worth is on the rise and provided that things go according to plan, it is expected to increase by 60-80% in the coming years.
Lloris started playing football at age six at CEDAC (Centre de Diffusion et d’Action Culturelle), a local cultural center in the Nice neighborhood of Cimiez. The center offered a variety of activities, including football.
At the center, Lloris played a variety of positions before switching to the goalkeeper position after coaches recognized his impressive skills in goalkeeping, such as ball-handling and catching. Despite excelling at the position, Lloris caught the attention of former OGC Nice goalkeeper Dominique Baratelli, who recommended that the player join his former club.
Lloris joined Nice’s youth academy at the age of ten. He spent several years at the club’s youth academy and was the starting goalkeeper for the under-17 team that won the 2003–04 Championnat Nationaux des 18 ans, a country-wide national championship for players under the age of 18.
- Following success with the club’s under-18 team, Lloris was promoted to the club’s reserve team in the Championnat de France Amateur, France’s fourth-level professional league, for the 2004-05 season.
- During his 12 appearances, he alternated the starting goalkeeper spot with Hilaire Munoz. During the 2005–06 season, Lloris was promoted to the first-team squad and given the number 1 shirt.
- The Coolie was named by manager Frédéric Antonetti as the club’s starting goalkeeper for this year’s Coupe de la Ligue campaign, ahead of fan-favorite (and fellow Nice native) Damien Gregorini, who was relied upon more in league play.
- Lloris debuted in a professional match on 25 October 2005, aged 18, recording a clean sheet against Châteauroux in Nice’s 2–0 Coupe de la Ligue victory. The following round, he kept a clean sheet against Sedan and helped Nice defeat Bordeaux and Derby de la Côte d’Azur rivals Monaco at the quarterfinal and semifinal stages, meaning the club had reached its first-ever Cup final.
- In the final, Lloris played the entire match as the club lost 2–1 to Nancy.
- On 18 March 2006, Lloris made his league debut against Nancy, keeping a clean sheet in a 1–0 victory. Lloris appeared in four more league matches that season.
- Lloris was given the starting job permanently over Gregorini, who subsequently left for Nancy. In Nice’s 16th-place finish, Lloris played in all but one league match, recording 13 clean sheets.
- However, despite the disappointing finish, the club had the fifth-best defensive record in the league, with Lloris conceding only 36 goals. Grégory Coupet, Cédric Carrasso, and Ulrich Ramé conceded fewer goals than the others.
- In the early part of the 2007–08 season, Lloris suffered recurring ligament injuries in his left knee, which caused him to miss three weeks in September. As a result, he was substituted out after 71 minutes in a league match against Le Mans on 6 October 2007.
- Lloris missed a further six weeks before returning on 24 November in the team’s 2–1 victory over Paris Saint-Germain. He appeared consistently with the team for the rest of the season as Nice finished in 8th place, the club’s best finish in the league since finishing 6th in the 1988–89 season.
- In 30 appearances, Lloris only conceded 24 goals and recorded 13 clean sheets. During the season, he contributed to a defense that conceded 30 goals, tied for the most in the league. Several big European clubs were interested in signing Lloris that season because of his performances.
- Following another solid season with Nice, speculation arose as to where Lloris would play next season. In the past, he was primarily linked to French club Lyon who wanted him to replace the departing Grégory Coupet, Milan who wanted him to replace Brazilian Dida, and Tottenham Hotspur who wanted him to replace Paul Robinson.
- Despite reportedly reaching an agreement with Milan, Lloris chose Lyon instead, seven-time Ligue 1 champions.
- He explained his decision by pointing to Lyon’s European ambitions, more playing time at Lyon, and the fact that he wasn’t guaranteed a starting job in Milan. Initially, the transfer fee was undisclosed, but it was later revealed to be €8.5 million. The number one shirt and the starting goalkeeping position were immediately given to him.
- Lloris made his club debut against Toulouse in the opening match of the 2008–09 season on 10 August 2008. With Lyon’s 3–0 win, the goalkeeper finished the match with his first career clean sheet.
- Lloris kept clean sheets against Lorient, Grenoble, and Saint-Étienne in the following matches.
- Despite Lyon missing out on the title for the first time in seven years, I finished the campaign conceding only 27 goals in league play and recording 16 clean sheets, just behind only Cedric Carrasso. In addition to being named the league’s top goalkeeper, Lloris was also named to the team of the year.
- Lloris remained the club’s first-choice goalkeeper and opened the new season with four clean sheets in the club’s first eight matches.
- He became the first goalkeeper since Steve Mandanda in August 2008 to receive the UNFP Player of the Month award for his performance in the month of September. The media praised Lloris’ performance against Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League.
- In the first match at Anfield, Lloris made four saves to keep Liverpool to only one goal. Lyon beat Liverpool 2–1.
- At the Stade Gerland, he stopped Fernando Torres, Dirk Kuyt, and Andriy Voronin in the first half, then displayed good reflexes to stop Lucas midway through the second period. Despite conceding late, Lyon was able to draw the match 1–1 thanks to Lisandro López’s goal in injury time.
- Lloris, Marseille and France’s number two goalkeeper Steve Mandanda each conceded five goals in a thrilling 5–5 draw between Lyon and Marseille, although the media and both managers attributed the goals conceded to slack defending displayed by both clubs.
- In the voting for France Football’s 2009 French Player of the Year, Lloris finished third behind Nicolas Anelka and Yoann Gourcuff on 20 December.
- Lyon won all four of their first four matches of the 2010 season despite Lloris conceding only two goals and keeping two clean sheets.
- In Lyon’s first-leg match against Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League knockout round on 16 February, Lloris kept a clean sheet.
- The Lyon goalkeeper made two saves in the team’s victory, one from a deflected Cristiano Ronaldo shot in the 61st minute and the other from a shot from Gonzalo Higua*n three minutes later, to preserve the result.
- Lyon later qualified for the quarterfinals after drawing 1-1 in Madrid, with Lloris conceding the opening goal to Cristiano Ronaldo in the sixth minute. The goalkeeper had not conceded a goal in over 620 minutes.
- In Lyon’s 1–0 win over Montpellier on 2 May, Lloris assisted Michel Bastos on the game-winning goal. He was named the UNFP Ligue 1 Goalkeeper of the Year for the second consecutive season a week later.
- Prior to the 2010–11 season, Lloris was nominated for the UEFA Club Goalkeeper of the Year award at the UEFA Club Football Awards but was defeated by Internazionale goalkeeper J*lio César.
- While Lloris conceded a career-high 40 goals in the league as Lyon failed to win the league for the third consecutive year, he performed well during the season. Lloris’ frustrating season reached its nadir on 3 April 2011, following the club’s 2–2 away draw with Lloris’ former club Nice.
- As Lyon led 2–0 heading into injury time, Lyon conceded two goals within two minutes of each other, and then Éric Mouloungui scored a penalty and Renato Civelli scored at the death, allowing Nice to win the match.
- A disappointed Lloris, who had earlier saved a penalty shot, delivered a surprising profanity-laced statement in the team’s locker room, in which he questioned the performance of the team.
- In the wake of the team’s 3–0 victory against Lens the following week, in which Lloris earned his first clean sheet in over a month, he reflected on his comments after the Nice match, stating, “It was a human reaction.”.
- There had been frustration and accumulation, and it had to be released. I found it intolerable to lose 2–2 after leading 2–0.”
- Tottenham Hotspur signed Lloris on 31 August 2012 for €10 million and €5 million in variable funds. Lyon will also receive 20% of Lloris’ future transfer profits.
- On 20 September 2012, he made his Spurs debut in a UEFA Europa League match against Lazio, ending in a 0–0 draw. Lloris kept a clean sheet in a 2–0 home victory over Aston Villa in his first Premier League game on 7 October 2012.
- His appearance ended fellow Tottenham goalkeeper Brad Friedel’s run of 310 consecutive games in the Premier League. After conceding only four goals in six games, he was nominated for the Premier League Player of the Month for December 2012 but lost out to Manchester United’s Robin van Persie. Lloris ended the 2012–13 season with 25 appearances and 9 clean sheets.
- Despite speculation linking him with a move to Monaco, Lloris insisted he left Lyon to play abroad. In a match against Everton on 3 November 2013, Lloris lost consciousness after colliding with Romelu Lukaku’s knee, but remained in the game after André Villas-Boas determined he showed “great character and personality”. Head injury charities, FIFA, and the players’ union, FIFPro, strongly criticized the decision.
- In July 2014, Lloris signed a five-year contract extension. Tottenham’s new manager, Mauricio Pochettino, persuaded him to sign a new contract with his “rigor and vision” that gave the club “new benchmarks”.
- With four minutes left to play in Tottenham’s 5–0 victory over Asteras Tripoli in the 2014–15 UEFA Europa League group stage on 23 October 2014, Tottenham’s Lloris was sent off for a professional foul on Tasos Tsokanis.
- Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino made Lloris permanent captain of the team in August 2015, replacing outgoing Younès Kaboul.
- As part of a 0–0 draw against Bayer Leverkusen during the UEFA Champions League group stage on 18 October 2016, Lloris made a string of fine saves, including a spectacular one-handed save on the goal-line to keep Javier Hernandez out.
- The Spurs goalkeeper saved Radamel Falcao’s 11th-minute penalty and made several other world-class saves, including tipping Kamil Glik’s powerful volley from five meters out over the bar in the 68th minute, in their 2016–17 Champions League group stage match away at AS Monaco; however, Tottenham lost the match 1–2 and was eliminated from the competition.
- Tottenham signed Lloris to a contract extension that will keep him at the club through 2022. Lloris helped Tottenham achieve the best defensive record in the club’s history by conceding only 26 goals in the Premier League this season (only 9 of them in home league games), 6 fewer than the previous record of 32 goals conceded in the 1908–09 season in the Second Division.
- In a 1-1 draw with Brighton on 17 April 2018, Lloris made his 250th appearance for Tottenham. In doing so, he became the club’s 61st player and sixth goalkeeper to achieve the milestone.
- During the 2–2 draw between PSV Eindhoven and Lloris in the Champions League group round on 24 October 2018, Lloris was sent off for a late challenge. Lloris saved a late penalty in the North London derby on 2 March 2019, keeping the score at 1-1.
- On 5 March 2019, Lloris made a number of crucial saves to keep a clean sheet in the Champions League last-16 away tie against Borussia Dortmund to ensure a 4–0 aggregate win and the club’s second quarterfinal appearance in the Champions League. It is his 100th clean sheet for the club.
- The Tottenham goalkeeper also kept a clean sheet in the home leg of the quarter-finals against Manchester City, saving a penalty in a 1–0 victory. In the previous week’s Premier League match against Liverpool, he made a goalkeeping error which led to a late goal and a loss of 2–1.
- During the 2019–20 season, Lloris made his 300th appearance for the club in a 2–2 draw against Manchester City in the second league match.
- Lloris was carried off on a stretcher after suffering a dislocated elbow against Brighton, a match that ended in a 3–0 loss for Tottenham. The injury would keep him out of the team for a few months due to the damage to his ligaments.
- He underwent surgery for a dislocation in November 2019. He became available for the home game against Norwich in January 2020.
- Claude Lloris made his international debut with the France under-18 team on 11 March 2004 in a friendly match against Germany.
- In 2005, he played with the under-19 team and was part of the winning team at the UEFA European Under-19 Championship. He started all five matches in the competition.
- Despite his commitments to the senior team, he only appeared five times with the under-21 team.
- With the under-21 squad attempting to qualify for the 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, coach Erick Mombaerts called up Lloris to the team for their important two-legged playoff against Germany, despite Lloris having been called up to the senior team and having last played for the team in August 2007.
- The second leg of the game was started by Lloris. Due to the team’s 1-1 draw in the first leg, Germany got a late goal from Benedikt Höwedes to put Germany in the tournament. France’s 1–0 loss eliminated them from the competition and ended Lloris’ under-21 career.
- In France’s match against Spain on 6 February 2008, Lloris received his first call-up to the senior national team. However, he played for the B team against the Congo DR the day before the Spain friendly.
- He earned his first cap on 19 November 2008 in a 0–0 draw with Uruguay, after receiving several more call-ups in 2008.
- Lloris received his first red card in an international match on 9 September 2009, against Serbia, after a foul on Nikola Žigić in the penalty box, despite replays showing otherwise. In the team’s 3–1 win over Austria on 14 October, Lloris played the full 90 minutes.
- As a result of Lloris’ performance over two legs against the Republic of Ireland, France qualified for the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals.
- On 11 May 2010, Lloris was named to Domenech’s preliminary 30-man squad for the 2010 World Cup. He was named to the final 23-man team and installed as the first-choice keeper.
- On 11 June 2010, Lloris made his World Cup finals debut in France’s 0–0 draw with Uruguay, earning a clean sheet. During France’s group stage matches against Mexico and South Africa, Lloris played both matches.
- Lloris committed a goalkeeping error which led to the opening goal for the hosts against South Africa. Later in the match, however, he was able to redeem himself by producing several saves to limit South Africa’s chances of advancing to the knockout rounds. The hosts were eliminated from the competition after losing 2–1 to France.
- On 17 November 2010, Lloris captained France, for the first time, in the team’s 2–1 victory over England at Wembley Stadium. After leading France out six more times on an interim basis, on 28 February 2012, he was named first-choice captain of the national team by manager Laurent Blanc ahead of UEFA Euro 2012.
- Lloris started for his country in the final tournament as they reached the quarter-finals, but were eliminated with a 2–0 loss to eventual champions Spain.
- After starting for France at the 2014 World Cup, he helped the team reach the quarterfinals, where they were defeated 1–0 by eventual champions Germany.
- French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris started the team that reached the final of Euro 2016 on home soil, only to lose 1–0 to Portugal in extra time.
- Lloris made his 88th appearance for France in a 5–0 friendly win over Paraguay on 2 June 2017, overtaking Fabien Barthez as France’s all-time most capped goalkeeper. Hugo Lloris and the French national team qualified for the 2018 World Cup by beating Bulgaria and Belarus in October of that year.
- As part of France’s 1–0 win over Peru in their second group stage game at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Lloris earned his 100th cap. When France defeated Uruguay in the quarter-finals, Lloris kept a clean sheet and made a key save from Martin Cáceres’ header.
- His team, France, beat Croatia in the World Cup final with a 4–2 victory, despite a mistake by Lloris that allowed Croatia’s Mario Mandzukic to score their second goal as he attempted to dribble past him on 15 July.
- France lost 2–0 to the Netherlands in a UEFA Nations League game on 17 November 2018, in which he made nine saves.
- Due to the Coronavirus crisis, UEFA Euro 2020 has been postponed for a year. France selected Lloris for the UEFA Euro 2020 squad on 18 May 2021. In the 55th minute of France’s match against Switzerland in the Round of 16, he saved a penalty taken by Ricardo Rodriguez.
- After a 3–3 draw, the game ended in a penalty shoot-out. France was eliminated from the tournament when Lloris failed to save a single Swiss penalty.
Facts About Hugo Lloris
- Tottenham Hotspur’s goalkeeper, Hugo Lloris, is a French professional footballer. He was born in Nice, France, on 26 December 1986. In addition to being captain of Tottenham, Lloris is also captain of the French national team.
- Lloris is a goalkeeper with lightning-quick reflexes and who is also generally decisive and fast. Aside from being strong in one-on-one situations, he also has a good distribution range.
- Lloris was first introduced to football at the age of six at CEDAC (Centre de Diffusion et d’Action Culturelle), which was in his hometown of Nice.
- He played at different positions before switching to the goalkeeper.
- Former OGC Nice player Dominique Baratelli suggested that Lloris should join OGC Nice. As a ten-year-old, Lloris joined their youth ranks.
- Lloris has played for the following teams: CEDAC Cimiez, OGC Nice B, OGC Nice, Lyon, Tottenham Hotspur, and the French U18, U19, U20, U21, and senior sides.
- France’s Hugo Lloris made his international debut against Germany on 11 March 2004.
- In the 2004-05 season, he made his professional debut for OGC Nice, playing for the reserves.
- Hugo Lloris became a regular in the senior team and the U21 team soon after he entered the scene of international football. In 2005, he was a member of the French U19 squad which won the European U19 Championships. Lloris played in a few important matches for the U21 squad that did not qualify for the UEFA U21 European Championships in 2009.
- Lloris played for a long time for the French reserves after his U21 squad ended before settling as France’s first choice. As a result of his performances during the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying rounds and finals, he earned this award.
- With the score at 0-0, he made his World Cup debut against Uruguay and kept a clean sheet. However, he was unable to prevent France’s premature exit against Mexico and hosts South Africa.
- During the match against England at Wembley Stadium, Lloris became the first French captain. During the match against England at Wembley Stadium, Lloris became the first French captain. France overcame England by 2 goals to 1. Since then, he has been a key member of the France team and started almost every match as captain.
- He played for UEFA Euro 2012, where they reached the quarterfinals and lost to eventual champions Spain 2-0. Additionally, he started every match at the 2014 FIFA World Cup and helped his team reach the quarterfinals. The French were defeated 1-0 by Germany in the quarterfinals.
- Lloris’s starting prowess did not decline, and he was part of the UEFA Euro 2016 squad again. Eder scored a fine long-range goal from long range in extra time to give France a dramatic 1-0 loss to Portugal in the final.
- Lloris has made 94 appearances in all competitions for France so far and has kept 31 clean sheets.
- Lloris began his club career at OGC Nice, where he played for the reserve side before being selected for the main squad. Over three years, he played 77 games in all competitions and kept 30 clean sheets.
- Another French club, Olympique Lyonnais, bought Lloris in 2008 for 8.5 million euros. In total, he played 201 matches in all competitions and kept 66 clean sheets as the first-choice goalkeeper. During the 2011-12 campaign, he helped the team win the French Cup.
- Tottenham Hotspur came calling and signed Lloris for an aggregate fee of 15 million euros. Most fans already consider him a club legend since he played 246 games for them in six years. In his Tottenham career, he has accumulated 88 clean sheets.
Lloris was born in the Mediterranean city of Nice to an upper-class family. His French mother was a lawyer and his father is a Monte Carlo-based banker of Spanish descent.
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He is married to Marine Lloris in 2012.